Q & A

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Question: What happens during my first appointment at Abigail?

When you arrive at Abigail, you will be asked to fill out a request for services form and then you will be assigned a peer counselor to meet with confidentially and fill out your initial paperwork. The peer counselor will talk with you about the situations you are facing and help you identify resources that could be of assistance to you. Depending on the reason for your visit, you can also complete a pregnancy test or visit the supplies boutique. We look forward to getting to know you and hope that we can be of help to you.

Question: How do I get supplies from Abigail?

Our clients receive a certain number of “points” that may be redeemed for supplies. You can earn more points by completing a number of different educational classes and studies. The points you earn can be used to “purchase” additional supplies from the boutique, but there is never any money involved.

Question: If I decide to have an abortion, what services can Abigail offer me?

Abigail Pregnancy Services is not a medical facility and we do not perform or refer for abortions. However, we can offer you accurate information about your options and a referral for a limited ultrasound for viability.

Some women struggle with their decision after having an abortion. If that happens to you, we are here to offer you love, support, and peer counseling after the abortion.

Question: Who provides funding for your services?

Abigail receives no government funding. We receive most of our support from individuals, churches and businesses. Occasionally, we receive funds from non-governmental grants for which we apply.

Question: If I’m using condoms or oral birth control, am I still at risk for an unplanned pregnancy or STD?

Yes. Condoms are only partially successful in providing protection against both STD’s and pregnancy. Some STD”s can still penetrate through the pores of a condom and there is always the possibility of a tear or leak which could result in pregnancy. Oral Birth Control provides no protection against the spread of STD’s and some women still become pregnant even when they are taking the oral birth control medication.
(Information taken from Center for Disease Control Website)

Question: Is there a better option that I can use to make sure I don’t get an STD or end up having an unplanned pregnancy?

Our peer counselors can share with you the advantages of waiting to enjoy the gift of sex until you are in a committed loving marriage relationship. The risks of having multiple sexual partners are very serious and you need to be aware of them so that you can make an informed decision about where to place sexual boundaries in your relationship. For more information about STD prevention, visit Center for Disease Control